poetry critical

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Welcome to Poetry Critical, an online poetry workshop. To post your own poetry you'll need to create a user id by typing a name and password in the box above and hitting 'New User'. If you just want to critique or jump into the discussion, however, you can go ahead and get started!

Random Poem:

The color of AIDS
pranav86

Red volcanoes erupt on
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pale brown dunes
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of shriveled skin that aches,
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hanging onto tired bones.
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The dark blood slow down
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inside the dark tendrils
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that criss cross his tired body
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setting his fate, in medical reports.
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The virus takes control
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of his body, touch becomes
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smell and sounds wash into
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colors of echoing landscapes.
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AIDS, they call it,
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banishing those who suffer
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from the Kingdom of Man-
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into loneliness and ridicule.
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But, hands hold him
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to his final journey.
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As he grows colder
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his heart becomes warm
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under the bountiful
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sunlight of love.
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Resilient, he fights till the end
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until his body turns to dust, and
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only a valiant heart remains
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looking over the bridge
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as he enters God's own Kingdom.
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